740.0011 European War 1939/3846: Telegram

The Chargé in the Soviet Union ( Thurston ) to the Secretary of State

684. At 1 o’clock this morning it was announced over the Moscow radio by Tass that ultimatums were presented to Estonia and Latvia and accepted by them today37 demanding the reorganization of their Governments and the admission into their territories of additional Soviet forces.

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It is otherwise reported that such forces have already crossed the Latvian border.

Repeated to Riga.

  1. June 16 is intended.